"Discover how wood was used in the past" Fordyce Things to Do Tip by scottishvisitor

Fordyce Things to Do: 17 reviews and 32 photos


Visiting the Joiners' Workshop with its old wood turning tools and true craftsmanship of the past continued into the present was very interesting. We learned so much from Jimmy, a hard working man of sixty five who displays his work here in his humble workshop. Admission is free here and lovingly produced wooden furniture and garden ornaments are available to buy. On saying this the main reason for the workshops existance is to create a sense of past craftmanship and loving toil with simple pieces of wood. I do support Historic Scotland but was dismayed to learn from the old joiner they were interested in the Old Man's hard earned lives work at a pittance of a price. Jimmy will continue as long as he can on his own doing the work he obviously loves. History does have a price = just think how much modern junk is available to you.
Opening times are Summer seven days from 10.00am to 20.00 Winter seven days 1.00 18.00

Address: Fordyce
Phone: 01261 843 322

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 18, 2008
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